The Rocky Mountain and Fossil Ridge high school softball teams both went 3-0 on the opening day of the CWSFA Tournament Friday at Triple Crown Sports Complex.
The SaberCats beat Fort Collins 10-3, Widefield 11-1 and Standley Lake 18-1, while Rocky Mountain beat Poudre 4-3, Rangeview 25-0 and Grand Junction 17-1.
Rocky Mountain plays Discovery Canyon 9 a.m. Saturday, while Fossil Ridge plays Air Academy at 11 a.m. to end its tournament.
The SaberCats, who already have 15 games on their schedule cannot play more than four games at the CWSFA Tournament, as CHSAA rules dictate a team cannot play more than 19 games in the regular season.
Hitters for both the Lobos and SaberCats went wild Friday.
Rocky Mountain’s Dani Young smashed three doubles and had four RBIs against Rangeview. Kelli Schueler went 4 for 4 with three RBIs against Grand Junction.
Fossil Ridge’s Megan Jamison went 3 for 3 with a triple and a home run against Standley Lake, while teammates Jayden Mercado and Grace Philop each had four RBIs in the rout.
Poudre went 2-1 on the day, beating Rangeview 21-6 and Discovery Canyon 4-3. Arianna Cordova went 2 for 2 with a triple against Rangeview. The Impalas play Grand Junction at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Fort Collins went 1-2, the lone win coming against Widefield, 8-1. The Lambkins play Standley Lake at 11 a.m. Saturday.
CHERRY CREEK INVITE— Cameron Dimas and Josh Krafsur led Fort Collins to the win, as Dimas placed second and Krafsur third.
Lauren Gregory won the girls race with a comfortable lead, while her younger brother, freshman James Gregory, won the boys freshman/sophomore race.
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN INVITE— The Poudre boys and girls teams both placed third in Friday’s 5A race, while the Rocky Mountain girls took second.
Poudre’s Luna Slater placed third with a time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds. Her teammate Bryce Pietenpol placed 11th in the boys race with a time of 17:15 while teammate Jeremy Harms placed 13th in 17:20.
Liberty Common placed seventh in the 3A race, led by Nate Dowdy and Kyle Gee, who finished 16th and 18th respectively.
The Heritage Christian boys won the 2A race, putting four runners in the top 10, led by Seth Bruxvoort (fifth) and Keaton Case (sixth).
The girls placed second, led by Leeann Wagner’s third place finish in 20:42.
BISHOP LOWRY TOURNAMENT — Fossil Ridge recorded a Western Slope sweep Friday, beating Durango (6-1), Aspen (5-2) and tournament host Grand Junction (6-1).
No. 3 singles player Akhil Gupta won all three of his matches, while Arjun Gupta won two matches at No. 2 singles. The SaberCats played several doubles teams, which won all but one match against the three opponents.
Winners include Tim Sunset and Charlie Johnson, Drew Scneider and Aaron Offerman, Aaron Hargis and Cameron Salz, Antony Sikorski and Evan Diehl, Matthew Ruiz Diaz and Kyle Kirby and Tyler Li and Brandon Krzyzkowski.
WINDSOR 5, HORIZON2 — Ellis Johnson, Michael Gueswell and Wesley Smith won their singles matches, while the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams of Max McManigal and Blake Pendleton and Andrew Fischer and Kieran Joe won theirs.
Xplore reporter Stephen Meyers covers the outdoors and recreation for the Coloradoan. Follow him on Twitter @stemeyer or @XploreNoCo.